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TOKYO (AP) — Japan declared a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western prefectures on Friday amid skepticism it will be enough to curb a rapid coronavirus resurgence ahead of the Olympics in July.

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday declared a state of emergency to curb a rapid coronavirus resurgence, the third since the pandemic began. The measures in parts of Japan, including Tokyo, have so far failed to curb infections caused by a more contagious new variant of the virus.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India put oxygen tankers on special express trains as major hospitals in New Delhi on Friday begged on social media for more supplies to save COVID-19 patients who are struggling to breathe. More than a dozen people died when an oxygen-fed fire ripped through a coronavirus w…

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian navy ships were scouring the waters off Bali on Friday as they raced against time to find a submarine that disappeared two days ago and has less than a day’s supply of oxygen left for its 53 crew.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Four astronauts arrived at their launch pad early Friday morning for a SpaceX flight to the International Space Station, the company’s third bon voyage for a NASA crew in under a year.

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Hours after Israeli soldiers shot and killed Osama Mansour at a temporary checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, the military announced that it had thwarted a car-ramming attack — but the facts didn't seem to add up.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Louisiana has stopped asking the federal government for its full allotment of COVID-19 vaccine. About three-quarters of Kansas counties have turned down new shipments of the vaccine at least once over the past month. And in Mississippi, officials asked the federal gover…

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated a longtime environmental advocate and Democratic aide to oversee the vast expanses of federally owned land in Western states — the latest political appointment raising concerns among Republicans as Biden moves to curtail energy product…

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drought conditions now cover 85% of Mexico, and residents of the nation's central region said Thursday that lakes and reservoirs are simply drying up, including the country’s second-largest body of fresh water.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House on Thursday approved proposed legislation aimed at preventing public schools and universities from teaching critical race theory, which examines the ways in which race and racism influence American politics, culture and the law.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just a few months ago, California was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. Hospitals in Los Angeles were drowning in patients, and ambulances were idling outside with people struggling to breathe, waiting for beds to open.

ORLANDO, Fla., April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL), has elected 15 new members for their outstanding contributions in science, engineering, medicine. This brings the total membership to 181. The group originated with 140 inaugur…

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill to spend $125 million to prevent and fight wildfires in Washington sailed through the state House on Thursday and now goes to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day is a great time to examine personal habits and think through ways to live more sustainably. Even small changes can make a big difference in reducing each person's environmental footprint. Imagine the difference you can make by integrat…

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DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — The stakes were clear to the two dozen police officers who gathered for a workshop with an ambitious and increasingly urgent mission — recalibrating the way police interact with the public in America.

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican-led Senate on Thursday sustained Gov. Doug Burgum’s veto of a bill restricting transgender girls from participating in public elementary and secondary school sports.

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Andrew Brown Jr.’s easy smile, which belied hardship, loss and troubles with the law, was memorable for his dimples, his relatives said. He was quick to crack a joke at the family gatherings he tried not to miss after losing both of his parents. He encouraged his …

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It may be hard to believe that there are still many “firsts” left to check off after 93 years of the Academy Awards, and yet this year there were a handful for Asian actors and filmmakers.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin is already locked away in Minnesota's only maximum-security prison, held in a single cell for his own safety. But it will be two months before the former Minneapolis police officer learns his sentence for George Floyd’s death.

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GENEVA (AP) — Athletes who make political or social justice protests at the Tokyo Olympics were promised legal support Thursday by a global union and an activist group in Germany.

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In 93 years of existence, the Oscars have been postponed by shootings — the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the attempted killing of Ronald Reagan — and by a flood, when 1938 rainstorms overwhelmed the Los Angeles River. Sunday’s ceremony will be the first Academy Awards delayed …

HONOLULU (AP) — A crew returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other animals on the uninhabited beaches stretching more than 1,300 mi…

A 25-year-old Pocatello man who's in the local Idaho National Guard recently beat the odds by graduating from the Sapper Leader Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

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BOISE — The Idaho House on Monday speedily passed new legislation designed to allay fears about indoctrination and “critical race theory” in the state’s public schools and colleges, but lawmakers still haven’t set a new public school budget to replace the one the House voted down over those …

BRONX, N.Y., April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have designed an experimental drug that reversed key symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in mice. The drug works by reinvigorating a cellular cleaning mechanism that gets rid of unwanted proteins by di…

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An effort to bring clean, running water to the Navajo Nation is underway in the Southwestern United States. Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is supporting the nonprofit organization DigDeep to bring water into homes that lac…

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BOISE — The Idaho House on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Brad Little’s veto of an emergency powers bill, just two days after the Senate fell one vote short of doing the same on a companion bill.

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BOISE — Today, the Idaho legislature passed an extreme abortion restriction –– a six-week abortion ban, intended to make abortion illegal in the state of Idaho by restricting access before most people even know they’re pregnant. House Bill 366 is now headed to Governor Brad Little’s desk to …

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BOISE — The Idaho House on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Brad Little’s veto of an emergency powers bill, just two days after the Senate fell one vote short of doing the same on a companion bill.

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CHUBBUCK — Leslie Schwindt worked the phones for about 16 hours on Monday until she’d found nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation centers to take all 18 of the orphaned fox cubs the Idaho Department of Fish & Game placed under her supervision.